Knowledge E | 25th November 2015: Evaluating and Improving Research Impact, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi Campus, UAE

25th November 2015: Evaluating and Improving Research Impact, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi Campus, UAE

Start Date: November 25, 2015

End Date: November 25, 2015

Venue: Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi Campus, UAE


Workshop A:  What International Databases Look For When Evaluating a Journal for Indexing

Objectives
Participants of this course will learn the major areas that international database editors look at when evaluating a journal for potential indexing in their databases. It will cover the selection criteria, procedures and preferred formats.

Target Audience
This course is designed for journal publishers and editors who wish to prepare their journal for submission to international abstract and citation databases such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Elsevier Scopus.

Pre-Requisites
Participants should be familiar with international abstract and citation databases such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Elsevier Scopus and have experience in publishing or editing a primary research journal.

Duration
This is a half-day course.

Workshop B:  Introduction to Bibliometrics (How Publications and Citations are Counted, How the Journal Impact Factor and Other Indicators are Calculated)

Objectives
Participants will learn about the major data sources used by those evaluating researchers, universities and research institutions. They will also learn the major indicators used and how they are calculated and they will learn about the different methodologies applied by different groups.

Target Audience
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in quantitative research evaluation including research managers, senior university management, library and information professionals.

Pre-Requisites
Participants should be familiar with international abstract and citation databases such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Elsevier Scopus

Duration
This is a half-day course.